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life we are to new center at nine further into chaos as gun battles break out in cairo dozens of deaths are reported among both the police and morsy loyalists in cities across the country. massing in china's backyard washington upsets military aid to the philippines boasting control of the oil rich south china sea but adds more fuel to the friction with beijing. plus more snooping shamus the embattled n.s.a. is revealed to have been violating u.s. surveillance rules thousands of times a year. and
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he would do this this is our top stories are just mentioned intense gunfire raging in the egyptian capital again with scores of the president's supporters battling a mass deployment of security forces on the streets at least fifty people both morsy loyalists and police officers have been killed in the cairo riots according to security officials the death tolls also rising elsewhere in the country to true reports from the capital. it's another chaotic day here in egypt so most of what the supporters of mohamed morsy call the day of rage in ramses square which is in downtown cairo just off the area is absolutely massive the moment that twenty eight marches converged on the square when they basically intended to set up a sit in by about half past two three pm gunshots could be heard both automatic weapons and why four rounds and i'm not sure exactly how it started it was coming from direction of a police station called as became a police station need to ramses square but there are wildly differing accounts about who attacked first one side they're saying the missing brotherhood supporters
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have mostly fired on the police and of course the protesters are saying it was the other way round however you could hear these very loud gunshots coming from above from the side from everywhere including tear gas the protesters attempted to get rid of the effects of takeouts by by building bomb fires and putting the kind of says on them but to no avail people were scattered i saw protesters being ferried of the scene with very bloody head wounds it's not just the capital which the moment is a is a somewhat of a war zone there's also been reports of fatalities now to the north in the nile delta and come yet to which is the governor as we've also heard of at the time of these expanding which is near port saif in addition there are clashes in alexandria as well as time to say we're seeing this kind of violence spreading everywhere as supporters of mostly either an altercation is with the with the police all with residents of the area so really what this is coming off the back of is of course wednesday's very bloody crackdown by the security forces on two sittings in cairo it's quite a serious situation here we're not sure how it's going to go particularly as the
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minister of interior set the statement that they are going to allow their offices to fire live ammunition on anyone that was attacking them and also state buildings so we could see these conscious escalate further and more fatalities as the day goes on at the moment that makes this the make shift field hospitals are almost reached the limit as these people are coming in in the in this capital so to clarify at least fifty. people we think in the in the friday riots there will in the meantime you can access what true seeing online she's updating developments from the heart of egypt deadly turmoil you can find twitter dot com slash belled through. people are uploading videos of egypt's chaotic scenes online in this video on you tube you can see people apparently trying to escape police gunshots by using ropes to clamber down the bridge into the street below some people are so desperate they simply jumped despite what's being described as a red this atrocities committed by the army the u.s. a decided to push ahead with its aid to the egyptian military nonetheless
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a spokesman for the british egyptians for democracy group says this runs counter to washington's declared stance on democracy. it's actually quite shameful to see countries and leaders of western governments who hail themselves beacons of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in egypt what obama came out and said yesterday is simply not enough this is what the obama subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the army may have pulled the trigger yes it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to side with democracy in egypt they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling ambassadors and the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and revolution. there's also disturbing web footage of civilians being fired on
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allegedly by army snipers in cairo just to warn you you might find the images coming up upsetting but in this video you can see several men helping another person appears to be wounded gunshots then apparently heard in the background just as one of the most begins carrying the wounded away he was then hit by bullets and seemed to survive the shooting before being helped by others into the british t.v. camera. and for sky news was also killed during gunfire apparently a victim of snipers not his policy is in hearing survivors account when she visited one of the mosques that's no more. after every battle days of reckoning this is where the tally for this week's deadly clashes is taking place here i mean that human must where the bodies of that date and burnt are being false and it was here finally with the fia helmi mohammed found her son she learnt on facebook the twenty three year old had been killed she tried in vain to get through sniper fire to reach the about a dummy a mosque where he'd been camping for weeks but when asked what had happened died in
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two bullets one was in hysterics their army claims the protesters had weapons but it was a peaceful sit in the police killed him they were standing on top of the roofs they burned some of the bodies and burned some people alive but it was egypt's most bloody day of violence since the revolution two and a half years ago this old man managed to save his koran but not his wife she was among the hundreds killed many of them burned beyond recognition tears of anguish against a backdrop of angry demonstrations i think that's why you march a city obey the the people when we go to this street in the jones here it is i think is said that i let's say i am obeying the will of the egyptian people went to the street how about this we were watched day in the street for forty seven days then they would rise and their gift is to kill them dr mohamed mahmoud was on duty when the first casualty started coming in within hours he treated several dozen
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patients the wounds were worse than anything he'd seen the fall marking a turning point he says from which there is no return the egyptian army usually defend people but what we know they gyptian army even in our religion we have some prophecies said this out of the best army and over the world but not to kill his own p. which is the egyptians. we owe our history with the egyptian army to defend us not to kill us that's why i'm sick this is very chapters the accusations and counter-accusations are heating up each side blames the other for unprovoked excessive violence the army stands accused of firing at an armed protesters while the brotherhood is feared for spreading violence anything is possible now unfortunately in every single step that we've been witnessing since january twenty five. we don't think the next step is going to happen it's so far
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away and then it happens so anything is possible now the interior ministry has given police a green light to use live ammunition against anyone who attacks government buildings the muslim brotherhood is vowing nothing will stop its glorious revolution in a country many fear is now teetering on the brink of civil war policy r t khyber. washington is in talks with the philippines on a new security deal that was greater access to the country's military facilities to deploy troops equipment aircraft and ships washington's growing engagements in the asia pacific are reaching a billions of dollars with analysts citing china's growing clout as the main reason that so pounds on the border japan is america's main ally with fifty thousand american troops deployed there south korea then comes in a close second with over twenty eight thousand there's also the security have
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a go arm as well we show several american military bases under its sejour orientated policy the us has been strengthening its alliances with the philippines with singapore viet nam thailand as well as as well as straightly or to deploying troops there as well as drawing up cooperation agreements what washington claims is just protecting its economic interests in the region but as artie's paul scott explains that's not the whole story. america's increasing interest in the asia pacific is defined by the white house as an attempt to strengthen economic and security interests in a paper released in two thousand and twelve washington makes no attempt to shy away from the fact that china's dominance in the region is a concern saying its emergence has the potential to negatively affect america's economy and security but go some way to explaining exactly why the u.s. is beefing up its military presence in the region but the exact extent of their muscle flexing is causing some to suggest it's an attempt at containment which will
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only intensify friction in the region the idea that the united states is protecting the interests of the world against chinese influence is clearly absurd all the united states is doing is ratcheting up military tension and pressure when the world doesn't need it at all disputes over territory are the main reason for heightened tensions the south china sea rich in oil and fish is the main bone of contention washington is backing its ally the philippines in that dispute upping its military support to the nation by two thirds or also strengthening its military ties with indonesia singapore malaysia brunei and vietnam the united states say there needs to be greater clarity over china's strategic intentions but as washington maintains they want dialogue they continue to expand their military presence on china's doorstep rattling the world's second largest economy a dangerous game of brinksmanship in a region where tensions are already high. the russian champion athlete said the
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headlines but not for her sport. it's on the respect talk to our parents were it sound respectful to our seats as on the stall pole vaulter leap so most recent world championships to protest against russia so bad on gay propaganda towards minus we report about that very shortly also to the us government virtual currencies like coin with the senate saying the sec this must be regulated to be investigated not to just a few minutes heads. he
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has. to. choose your language. week over the influential senators feel some of that. choose to use the consensus here to. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose to stories that imply life chose me access to office. sigs violated the rules on surveillance of even u.s.
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court rulings thousands of times per year for several bits of mud from fresh revelations but he still dated leaked by edward snowden a correspondent in washington got if you can score details for you a leaked n.s.a. internal audit for the year twenty twelve shows thousands of violations and those are the ones that the n.s.a. itself has documented and other paper provide some details on how the agency avoids scrutiny from its supposed to oversee years that justice department n.s.a. analyst are instructed to give only a broad rationale for for targeting someone and the analysts are specifically warned that they must not provide the evidence on which they base their suspicion the n.s.a. defend itself by saying the information is available if requested by overseers but generally from these documents we get the impression that not only has the public being in the dark about these programs but also those who are supposed to provide
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oversight one of the documents for instance shows that the foreign intelligence. surveillance court which has the authority over some n.s.a. operations did not learn about a new collection method and till it had been in operation for many months the court ruled it unconstitutional so in twenty eleven the court ordered the n.s.a. to comply with standard privacy protections or stop the program but the obama administration has fought a freedom of information lawsuit so the administration's main shield for these programs is secrecy it can brush off any opinions on state secrets grounds basically. i want to correspond of their intelligence analyst joins us now from london with his thoughts on all this more good evening to can we expect to meet heads to roll in at the n.s.a. or it washington over these of latest revelations i don't think heads will roll because the administration is so totally tied up with it but it is a change in
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a new direction because up until now until today is revelation by the washington post they're being concerns about surveillance of other countries germany got very upset from. also but this is domestic surveillance and it is politically hugely embarrassing that's why i don't think heads will roll because as i say the administration itself is so totally involved there is something called the foreign intelligence surveillance court now this is a very old gus body that was set up with the whole road that it would have proved individual cases of surveillance because under american law. the f.b.i. and certainly the cia and n.s.a. are not allowed to surveil american citizens and yet what have you seen with this latest revelation courtesy of it was snowden the massive thousands
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of surveillance instances a year this is incredible is it as i say. the worst thing that happens any government is political embarrassment and they have this sense that judging by what you just said and collateral fallout you're not surprised them that intelligence chief james clapper has still got his job after apparently lying to congress. well . yes one of the things i say how do you know that a politician a lawyer or an intelligence officer is lying is when his lips are moving you know goes with the territory. rock people surprised the thing is that in this instance unlike things like we've just heard with manning the other day. no one has been threatened there be no lives threatened as
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a result of that quite the reverse we saw when the united states and european countries closed down the embassies in the yemen and throughout the middle east why did they do this because of the surveillance of al qaida you know it is desperately important when russia used to have fact c. which was there are equivalent of the national security agency or g.c.a. h.q. this is precisely what they were doing and they would follow what was happening with chechnyans. versing without muslim supporters so it happens throughout the world but back to what the white house on the face of it is going to do about this now that it has promised a full and transparent investigation so i guess that means they are putting the search of truth above security finally at last no. well those are fine words and you will certainly have that plate tell you what you
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know we see what's happening in egypt at the moment and up bulma is spending his time you know on as. a vacation this year he should be getting back to washington he should be pulling in the people from fort meade he should be a reading the riot act to them but he won't the reason being as i say whether clapper or any other of the. american intelligence people he cannot do so because they know more about him than he knows about them it is political embarrassment and a final four where is the balance between too much transparency and the country's security you're asking the young the wrong man i would say. individuals transparency and all of this forget it i want to be protected i want to have all of the information that i ever give up if it prevents me my family my
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doctor girlfriend being protected as long as that happens i will set transparency to the site i think most people when it comes down to the balance was say they would agree with me thanks be on the program live from london intelligence. thank you thank you kevin good evening. well r.t. dot com right now talking about intelligence gathering news broke fugitive was spurred snowden is putting a safety on the line why well the former is a contract as his father for the first time since fleeing the u.s. despite warnings from his lawyers want to read more about that started. also there's a problem the fukushima go on japanese scientists bracing now for the most dangerous cleanup mission to date at that stricken power plant we've got live updates on the operation r.t. dot com. russian athletic stylin has been buyer
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has hit the headlines again but this time its words rather than world records that's got to her she defended the country's ban on gay propaganda towards minors which is cause controversy and calls in europe to boycott the sochi winter olympics next year lucy catherine offers the details. this past week moscow has played host to track and field championships on tuesday the american runner nick simmons dedicated his silver medal in the eight hundred meter meter race to gay friends and several swedish athletes painted their nails in rainbow colors but the remarks made by your leg was of course the world champion pole vaulter and the biggest star in russian track and field certainly we have noted the debate over gay rights in russia and the world of sports it's on a respectful to some respect old to our citizen because russians maybe are different than european people then other people from different learned we have our low rates everyone have to respect and they've some police and they've some who are
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not to try to make us such a problem as they does. begins because of the big book because of our law so i think it's unfair front of the now isn't bibles comment and sparked major rebuke from international media outlets an athlete's even calls to strip her international olympic committee and bass or ship role now in response to this criticism she did issue a statement today saying that english simply isn't her first language but she wanted to say that quote people should respect the laws of other countries particularly when they are guests of that country she also added that she is opposed to any discrimination against gay people now just a reminder to our viewers the bill in question criminalize the public an expression of support for nontraditional relationships russian lawmakers say that it doesn't outlaw homosexuality but merely discourages the discussion of it among younger people people younger than eighteen and there have been scattered calls for a boycott of the twenty fourteen winter olympics in the russian city of sochi but
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no country or athlete has yet declined to attend and most officials including us president barack obama have called a boycott on necessary. digital currencies lead by big coin if it comes so influential these days that the now turning heads in washington a u.s. senate committee started a probe into what it calls an important emerging area that needs to be regulated online an entirely decentralized bitcoin's been getting momentum and pushing its way towards the mainstream its value indeed rocketed earlier this year peaking at more than two hundred dollars up from or zero when it was first introduced back in two thousand and nine economy smart phones and told us washington wants to control bit coing to ensure that it can't be used to hijack the greenback. their stated objectives investigate these currencies these virtual currencies is that they may be used for illegal means or let me be used for tax evasion and money laundering purposes which of course are that does occur but they're also occurs with u.s.
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currency which is the major currency were drug dealers and smugglers of all sorts so we have to look a little deeper here at these investigations and what we find is that of course the gauger credit card companies are concerned about bitcoin as a competitor because it's cheaper gas here than their own services there's no fees involved and so there are concerns and also the federal reserve the treasury are concerned that in the long run virtual currencies me are so open are some of the demand for the u.s. dollar so the government is concerned about good quality and popularity at many different levels for them or they're still turn of currencies one official recognition with the u.s. federal judge ruling that it is real money that announcement was made during the trial of a texan charged with fraud through a bit coin based ponzi scheme that is worth millions of dollars paid all of it went to meet those working to make sure the bit coin succeeds. point light
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coing to rocor and pete coyne can see are filling those developing the digital currency perhaps a little bunkers has the potential to be brilliant but we're still in the early days down the road i think it has from an interventional and from the next two years it can be used by everybody wants to convenience it's there it's in so-called spaces like this one in bratislava the kinks in the currency being ironed out by a dedicated in close knit group even holding a wedding within a digital den to care for and protect each other you're from. the developers may soon an unconventional group this is an incompetent currency not controlled by any government or central bank this peer to peer method of exchange can run chanting it will take the stand there. like life cycle of every
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technology of every new technology hoping the geeks will use it first. sooner or later the customers will use however with one bitcoin currently being worth around seventy euro ones only existing in cyberspace it's not really being cohesive with the high streets until now early make. dinner with nations of the coins like. some kind of five euro two euro one euro in that size which would be for example serial point zero one bitcoin and it would look like this actually we want to make it easy to use solution for down like to keep coins in their daily lives paid their daily life things with bitcoins like a pizza or a coke at a bar or something like that security online is a major concern for us all these days so developers are looking into a number of ways to protect consumers cash we already talk with some. security
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labeling companies they will. they will do this on labels like with forward grounds self destroy if you rip them off so we tried really a lot to make it really secure for people that they can be sure. the point is well the over so they really can use it for trading due to the digital nature there's no limit to shade the physical currency you can take you can stamp a q.r. code on it it will work just how easy is it to use you pass me your credits i start my char redo just redo them and since this one was not claimed perform i can just claim it's you know it's mine it's going from an obscure online for months to being telling to be alongside gold and silver is the only safe investments by those in the know it client. absolutely triumphed as the dollar has crashed ninety per
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cent against a bit as bit going to set the take on the world and root out the banks stars and if this continues pretty soon might not be only for nerds they could be the cash in all our pockets peter all of our t. russians love slovakia but. next we continue to explore the daily houses faced by the hundreds of thousands of people living in the shadow of a toxic dump in bangladesh their story after this break i hope to see again just over half. the video game company of heroes two is facing a lot of heat from gamers inside the former soviet union in fact fourteen thousand people thus far have taken the time to sign a changed org petition to get the game removed. from former communist shelves
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across the land why are people so mad this looks like some sort of world war two game i mean in this type of game there isn't going to be a murdering of hawkers or virtual rampaging through cities with rocket launchers so why did they start a petition to blogger called the bad comedian made a detailed twenty five minute video depicting all the gross historical inaccuracies and exaggerations throughout the game the game prefers the soviet army as a pack of slave driving before with every soviet officer wanting nothing more than to shoot his old soldiers in the back or send them to the gulag forthwith according to polygon dot com the game exploits rare moments in the works history like some very limited battles are soviet soldiers went in unarmed and made it look as if sitting rifle is infantry directly into machine gun fire was part of the soviet army manual maybe it is a bit oversensitive to flip out over a dumb video game but lies repeated often enough will become true in the minds of millions of people who play the game and that's why you can't back down when it
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comes to historical phosphoric ation but that's just my opinion. as area bag is classified as one of the world's thirty most polluted sites instead there is an ecological disaster laying to waste everything around them every day the factories belch full fifteen thousand cubic meters of toxic refuse leaving it to pile up into housing and along the river bank. the demand soon the waste floods into a wings penetrating the soil and filtering down to contaminate the water tables. the gang the river flows through the slum is paying the highest price. tanneries use vast amounts of water millions of new.

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